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  • News: Credit card providers leave EMV skimming hole open

    The Webwereld story, "Credit card providers leave EMV skimming hole open," posted Wednesday, incorrectly reported the date of a paper by Ross Anderson. The correct year is 2008. The story has been changed on the wire and the eighth paragraph now reads:

  • News: Sony PSN 'gets hacked again'

    It seems that Sony's PSN online gaming network may have suffered yet another hack, or at least a problem with its security.

  • News: PSN Password Exploit

    It's been revealed that Sony's password reset system for PSN is rather less secure than the company hoped, thanks to yet another exploit.

  • News: Tech leaders to 2011 grads: Go to the bathroom, dont be a jerk and take risks

    New graduates from Duke University, Michigan State University and the University of California might be feeling pretty smart these days, but that doesn't mean the Class of 2011 couldn't still learn a few things from some of the technology industry's most accomplished leaders: Cisco's John Chambers, Microsoft's Steve Ballmer and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

  • News: BlackBerry PlayBook Battery Life Weakened by OS Update

    Earlier this month, BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) released a significant OS update for its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet that enabled a new PlayBook video chat application, as well as BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) functionality via RIM's BlackBerry Bridge application. But the OS update seems to have had an unintended effect on

  • News: Credit card providers leave EMV skimming hole open

    Security researches are urging credit card providers to fix a so-called skimming hole in their electronic payment protocol through which criminals can harvest PIN codes that can be used, along with stolen cards, to empty bank accounts.

  • News: Droid X2 dual-core smartphone available Thursday from Verizon

    Verizon Wireless announced the Motorola Droid X2 smartphone will be available online Thursday for $199.99 and a two-year service agreement.

  • News: Netflix Grabbing Greater Share of Bandwidth

    Cable killer or not, Netflix takes a big bite out of bandwidth every night in America.

  • News: Windows 8 Coming in at Least 4 Versions

    Microsoft will make at least four different versions of Windows 8 for devices with ARM processors, but you won't be running older Windows apps on any them, according to an Intel executive. Renee James, Intel's senior vice president and general manager of Software and Services Group, also reaffirmed that Windows running on ARM devices will be focused on tablets and other mobile devices, according to Bloomberg.

  • News: California Social Networking Bill Makes Sense

    Facebook, Google, Skype, and Twitter have joined forces to oppose a bill from a California senator that would force online services to lock down personal information by default. The united front from the Internet, though, illustrates exactly why such a bill might just be the solution we need.

  • News: Social networks spread political opposition in Spain

    Social networks have helped mobilize thousands of people in a movement known as known as "the outraged" in cities around Spain. The movement is invading the streets -- and social networks, under hashtags such as #democraciarealya and #nolesvotes.

  • News: Microsoft, SAP team to ease cloud deployments

    The two companies will bridge Microsoft .Net and Azure with SAP's NetWeaver Gateway

  • News: Attachmate has high hopes for Novell products

    Attachmate intends to revitalize the sales and technical development of the end-user computing products that it acquired when it purchased Novell, such as those for virtualization and enterprise collaboration.

  • News: SAP launching in-memory computing cloud

    SAP is opening up a cloud-based platform for its HANA (High-Performance Analytic Appliance) in-memory computing technology, enabling partners to develop applications that take advantage of its capabilities, the company announced Wednesday.

  • News: Social media shares more marketing budget: survey

    A new survey indicates more traditional business marketing money is being spent on social media activities, including using the public services to build customer relationships, not just drum up publicity.

  • News: Crowdfunding Helps Cool Tech Projects Get Off the Ground

    Let's say you have a great idea for a project. You want to make a movie or build an invention or put out an album, and you have it all planned out. The problem is, it costs money. Even taking the time off to work on something can cost you more than you can afford.

  • News: The 14 Biggest News Days on the Web

    Whether it's news about the death of Osama bin Laden, the Royal Wedding, or sports, people are increasingly going online to get their daily fix. The Pew Internet & American Life Project recently found that, in the United States, Internet news sources are the second-most-popular way to get news after television. The rest of the world is also big on news, according to the Akamai Net Usage News Index. Since 2005, the Web-monitoring firm has been watching the traffic levels directed at about 100 of the world's most popular news sites to find out which events send the world rushing to the online home of the BBC, CNN, the New York Times, and other news sources. From the World Cup to the Egyptian Revolution to the election of Barack Obama, here's a look at Akamai's top 14 news days online.

  • News: AusCERT 2011: NASA not immune to cyber attack

    A NASA employee has given an insight into its security system, with the agent saying that NASA is often affected by hackers.

  • News: Ronaldinho website defaced with Star Wars images

    The fansite of former Brazil and Barcelona footballer Ronaldinho was defaced at the weekend and photographs of star replaced with mocking images of Osama Bin Laden and Star Wars character Jar Jar Binks.

  • News: AusCERT 2011: Routing systems 'based on gossip'

    IT managers are under threat from routing systems that are providing easy access for fraudsters, the Chief Scientist at the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) has claimed.



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